Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekend Results

Despite the tough conditions this weekend across the South with rain, mud and cooler than normal temperatures, the Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team displayed some great trail running talents.

In Huntsville, the trails of Monte Sano State Park were nearing the worse conditions ever for any race (according to many who competed) as the 4th Annual McKay Hollow Madness Trail Run was contested. With a few exceptions, this race covers the most difficult parts of the mountain and this year the mud along "Slush Mile" and along Arrowhead Trail was pretty fierce. This didn't stop David Purinton or Eric Charette who finished 2nd and 3rd overall, minutes behind the leader. Dink Taylor captured the Men's Masters division. On the women's side, Fleet Feet also took places 1-2 with Katie Maehlmann winning overall and Christy Scott taking 2nd place.

This race is directed by team members Blake Thompson with assistance from Rob Yougnren and Kathy Youngren. Out there volunteering from the team were Linda Scavarda (course sweep) along with James Falcon and Josh Kennedy (Aid Station #2).

2 Purinton, David 42 - 2:02:15
3 Charette, Eric 34 - 2:02:54
6 Oneill, Shane 37 - 2:14:45
7 Wilks, Brett 30 - 2:15:09
8 Taylor, Dink 44 - 2:16:57
12 Patterson, Eric 37 - 2:17:50
14 Vinson, Tim 45 - 2:20:25
20 Butler, Joey 41 - 2:28:25
29 Maehlmann, Katie 32 - 2:36:27
36 Fritz, Eric 42 - 2:39:33
40 Scott, Christy 36 - 2:40:35
55 Overton, Dana 35 - 2:51:01

Photos will be posted by mid week on the Mckay Hollow website according to Rob Youngren.

At Frozen Head State Park, DeWayne Satterfield completed 1 loop of the Barkley Marathon (insanely difficult 20+ mile loop repeated 5 times) in 9:44:19. To give you an idea of the insanity that is "Barkley", DeWayne noted that this years course now has 12,000' of elevation climb, PER LOOP!  Last year DeWayne completed the "fun run" which is three loops.

Thanks to E. Harrington's ( updates on Twitter that kept us up to speed on the results.